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Curtis Sittenfeld In Conversation

Curtis Sittenfeld In Conversation

Time & date

9:30pm - 10:30pm, 26th May 2020


Beaufort Street Books View map

567 Beaufort Street, Mount Lawley, WA 6050


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Online ZOOM event - Tickets $10 A unique link will be sent out 1 hour prior to the event to ticket holders.  Your camera and microphone are not used in this event, the link gives you the ability to watch the conversation live and pose questions via your screen. Ticketing will close 30 minutes prior to the event.

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Acclaimed author of American Wife and Eligible Curtis Sittenfeld will be in conversation with Meri Fatin for her only Australian event to discuss her new novel Rodham on Tuesday 26th May 2020 at the time below relevant to your location:


9.00pm SA/NT

7.30pm WA

6.30am Minneapolis, USA


Rodham is her newest novel about what could have been. What if Hillary Rodham had turned down Bill Clinton's proposal of marraige?

‘Awfully opinionated for a girl’ is what they call Hillary as she grows up in her Chicago suburb. Smart, diligent, and a bit plain, that’s the general consensus. Then Hillary goes to college, and her star rises. At Yale Law School, she continues to be a leader— and catches the eye of driven, handsome and charismatic Bill. But when he asks her to marry him, Hillary gives him a firm No.

With her sharp but always compassionate eye, Sittenfeld explores the loneliness, moral ambivalence and iron determination that characterise the quest for high office, as well as the painful compromises demanded of female ambition in a world ruled by men.

Uncannily astute and witty in the telling, Rodham is a brilliant reimagining – an unmissable literary landmark and truly a novel of our times.